TSB Community Contributor
Tucker Hill residents are celebrating the addition of another amenity with the opening of their new community garden. Located near the neighborhood’s entrance, the garden features 10 raised plots that will be maintained by and for residents. The garden itself sits within a quaint area surrounded by hedgerows and a white picket fence, assessable by two gates.
The idea for the garden was developed by the Tucker Hill Garden Club and was completed thanks to the donation and preparation of the land by the community’s developer, Southern Land Company. From this point on, the residents who have committed to maintaining a plot for the first year are now members of the Community Garden Club and have adopted their own by-laws to oversee all aspects required for maintaining the garden.
“A community garden is a perfectly natural fit for a traditional neighborhood,” said Denise Meier, SLC’s Flower Lady and Collin County Master Gardener. “It is a great place for all ages to share ideas and experiences and to be active together towards a common goal. This year’s 10 raised beds are already showing signs of the gardener’s fun-loving and competitive nature. The problem of where any excess produce might best be distributed is just one of the things the gardeners will work out as a group.”
She continued by emphasizing that Tucker Hill is a place where residents truly value growing together. “I can practically taste the right-off- the- vine tomatoes already!”
To keep up with the latest developments on the community garden as well as ideas and tips for spring plantings, check out the Flower Lady’s blog at www.tuckerhilltx.com or follow us on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/TuckerHillTexas .
Tucker Hill is a traditional neighborhood development located in McKinney, just north of Highway 380 between Ridge and Custer Roads.